Nickel and Dimed
Wal-mart sucks, plain and simple. They don't pay their workers anything, their goods are low-quality and likely made by sweatshop workes, and their store is too large to get anything you really want. This is why my friends and I refer to it as "The Great Satan". And I will refer to it as this for the entirety of this post.
Barbara Ehrenreich did some great research into the minimum wage workers' life. She worked at The Great Satan in Minneapolis area and reported quite a bit. First of all, her entire job was to pick up after the average fat, lower class The Great Satan shopper. She worked in the clothing department of The Great Satan and when people would try on a shirt/blouse/whatever and not like it, her was her job to put it back on the rack. Her hours were bullshit, pay was bullshit, and she couldn't find a good place to live. Rough life. Luckily she was a reporter and had a comfortable salary to keep her out of the "danger zone". She even tried to persuade some people to join a union or go on strike, but generally The Great Satan brain-washes people against these ideas. Overall, long reading assignment, but very interesting.